IB Diploma Programme

ACS Jakarta has been authorized by the International Baccalaureate Origanization to provide the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) since 2007. 

What is the IB Diploma Programme?

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is designed as an academically challenging, balanced and assessed programme for students aged 16 to 19. It is taught over the two years and is respected by leading universities across the globe.

To earn the IB Diploma, students are required to study six subjects (at least three but nit more than four at Higher Level and the remaining three or two at Standard Level) and complete the DP Core, which broadens the students’ educational experience and provides opportunities for them to apply their knowledge and develop necessary skills. The DP Core comprises three required components:

  • Theory of Knowledge (TOK) provides a forum for discussion, reflection and instruction that considers the nature of knowledge and supports the development of interdisciplinary understanding. 

  • The Extended Essay (EE) provides the opportunity to investigate an academic research question of individual interest and in the process to develop an independent research and writing skills expected for further education.

  • Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) programme broadens the students’ educational experience by expecting them to be involved in creative, physical and service activities. 

IBDP students are constantly absorbed in authentic and challenging academic work. Mathematical explorations, historical investigations, geographic fieldwork, economic commentaries, science practical works, world languages and visual and performing art exhibitions. Such learning cannot be done by memorizing facts and figures. It is accomplished by being inquisitive and taking intellectual risks; the hallmarks of 21st-century education.

IBO Mission Statement

“The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the IBO works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

IB Learner Profile                  

The aim of all IB Programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.

IB learners strive to be:

We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.

We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.

We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.

We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.

We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.

We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.

We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.

We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.

We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives—intellectual, physical and emotional—to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.

We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.


May 2023 IB Results

Congratulations to the Class of 2023 on their outstanding IB Diploma Results!



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